The first layer of 1/2" bottom planking was glued on, using drywall screws. The glue was cleaned off inside before it
After the glue cured, the screws were removed, and the edges of the plywood were planed to match the chine log.
for the lower sheer, which will be 2 layers of 3/4" by 2" pine, were cut the same way the chine log was cut.
first layer of the sheer clamp was scarfed and glued together, and then fastened in place.
The seconed layer was then
added after the first layer cured.
Notches were then cut for the upper shear clamps.
The forward shear clamp is 3/4" by 2" pine, and the after
shear clamp was only 3/4" by 3/4" pine, to take the bend.
The shear clamps were planed with a hand plane to take the side planking. The upper part of the stem was also trimmed.
The plane has to be sharpened frequently, or this could be a very frustrating job. A power plane would have been nice to have,
but not neccessary.